Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tales of the Blight I

Janine looked up from the commlink. Her mouth opened as though to
scream, but only a whisper came out. "No…"

Terill fairly leapt over the seats. "What's happened?" When Terill
was upset or worried, he spoke in tight, clipped phrases.

"They've quarantined Luxen."

"But we just-"

Janine shook her head. "We didn't make it out. Missed the window.
We're blacklisted." She punched a few buttons and brought up the
list.

"'Shoot on sight,'" Terill read. "How much fuel do we have?"

"Eight days."

They both stared at the console screen for a time as the ship drifted
through the void.

2 comments:

Mark said...

Brilliant!

Man, this is going to be so much fun.

Scattercat said...

I'm glad you approve. :D